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Nvidia announces 12GB Quadro K6000 workstation graphics card

Tries to avoid saying it supports OpenCL
Wed Jul 24 2013, 11:45
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CHIP DESIGNER Nvidia has announced the Quadro K6000 workstation graphics card sporting 12GB of GDDR5 memory.

Nvidia's Quadro branded range of graphics cards are aimed at workstations that tend to use applications that rely on single precision floating point performance. The firm's Quadro K6000 is based on the firm's current generation Kepler architecture and offers 12GB of GDDR5 memory.

Nvidia said the Quadro K6000 GPU will have 2,880 cores, though the firm didn't reveal the GPU clock speed. However the firm did say that the 12GB of GDDR5 on-board ECC memory will be linked to the GPU through a 384-bit bus that has a bandwidth of 288GBps, while the card has a maximum power consumption of 225W and requires two six-pin power connectors.

Ed Ellett, SVP of Nvidia's Professional Solutions Group said, "The Nvidia Quadro K6000 GPU is the highest performance, most capable GPU ever created for the professional graphics market. It will significantly change the game for animators, digital designers and engineers, enabling them to make the impossible possible."

Nvidia did its usual best at touting OpenGL and less importantly DirectX 11 support, but didn't mention OpenCL support, even though the GPU supports the popular GPGPU programming language. The firm said that the card can drive up to four displays and supports 3840x2160 4K resolution.

Nvidia said the Quadro K6000 will ship this autumn and cited Dell, HP and Lenovo as workstation vendors with its workstation card vendor in Europe and the USA, PNY, offering bare cards. µ


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